Local News

  • Carrollton named ‘Opportunity zone’ for potential investors

    In the wake of federal legislation made effective at the end of December 2017, states all over the country jumped at the chance to designate “opportunity zones”: Low-income communities that will become targets for investors with capital gains.

  • Seniors entering miltary service recognized by community

    Local community members held a ceremony honoring the students who are entering the military.

    Master Staff Sergeant Jim Supplee told the recruits that this is a new chapter in their lives and also new chapter in our lives. “Less than 1 percent serves in the military,” he said. “These might be the smartest nine kids in Carroll County with what they are about to do.”

  • Military aviation tour in Louisville June 9-10

    The Liberty Foundation’s 2018 Salute to Veterans tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, in Louisville, Ky. from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days.

    The Liberty Foundation’s B-17, will fly around Louisville with its famous B-17 “Madras Maiden.” It is one of only 12 B-17’s that still fly today. It is dubbed the “Flying Fortress” as a result of its defensive fire power in every theater of operation during WWII.

  • Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour at fair

    Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Carroll County Fair. On Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2, and Monday, June 4, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 square foot experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Carrollton-area 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their communities.

  • #Play4Ashton

    The Carroll County community mourned the tragic death of 14-year-old Ashton Stephenson, who died Saturday. An avid baseball and basketball player, the Carroll County High School baseball and softball teams honored Ashton at their 8th Region Tournament games Monday.

  • New Triple Threat Award recognizes three-season, multi-sport athletes

    In an effort to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Association recently launched the “Triple Threat Award” program to recognize those students who participate in high school athletics year round.

    The award, which is given to student-athletes who participate in a KHSAA sport or sport-activity on the varsity level during each season of the academic year (fall/winters/spring), will be presented to a total of 1,814 student-athletes for 2017-18.

  • Golf outing June 9 for Stephenson

    A four-person golf scramble will be held Saturday, June 9, at Sugar Bay Golf Course, with proceeds benefiting the family of Ashton Stephenson. The scramble will begin at 2 p.m. Cost is $200 per team. Golf, car, food and drinks are included in the price.

    Earl Floyd Ford will sponsor a hole-in-one contest. The first person to hit a hole in one on the 13th hole will win a 2018 Ford Escape. Other hole-in-one prizes on the other par 3 holes at the course will be an Apple TV, 50-inch flat screen and home sound system.

  • Osborne hired as new superintendent

    Carroll County Board of Education unanimously voted May 24, to approve a four-year contract with former Owen County High School principal Danny Osborne as the new superintendent of Carroll County Schools. Osborne will replace Interim Superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., who was signed to a one-year contract while the Board of Education searched for a long-term replacement for former superintendent Bill Hogan.

  • Ensure child receives medical treatment by filling out consent form

    It’s common for children to spend a week or two with their grandparents during the summer months. It’s also common for children to end up with a minor injury or some type of 24-hour bug and need medical attention.

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital is working to ensure those grandparents or other family members can get the medical treatment children need when their parents or legal guardians are not nearby.

    The hospital has a parental authorization form that can be completed, assigning individuals permission to treat a child.

  • Wendy’s to open in Carroll Co.

    It’s no longer just a rumor–Wendy’s is officially coming to Carroll County.

    The fast-food chain is currently constructing its new facility at 3177 Hwy. 227, where the Shell gasoline station was previously located. The projected opening date is mid-August, according to Dave Shumar, director of operations for Deters Company, a Wendy’s franchisee that currently owns five other locations in Northern Kentucky: Crittenden, Richwood, Burlington, Ft. Wright and Independence.